Renting property is no bad thing – and is becoming an increasingly popular option as housing prices have accelerated in recent years. Millennials have even been dubbed as “generation rent”, as more and more people born in that generation are opting to rent rather than saving to buy.
Renting comes with the plus of freedom. As long as you comply with the tenancy agreement, you can move on at any time – so it works well for people who have to move around a lot for work, or just aren’t sure where they want to settle yet. However, it comes with the downside of always having the property owner to answer to – and if they’re difficult, then this can cause problems.
Living with a bad or difficult landlord can be an enormous strain, and can cause a lot of unnecessary stress for the tenants. Today, we’re going to be giving our guide on how to deal with difficult landlords, and what your rights actually are.
One of the first things we would advise – or even insist – you do, is read the small print prior to signing your tenancy agreement.
A lot of landlord-tenant fallouts revolve around one thing, money:
The less you give a difficult landlord to complain about, the easier it’ll be. Trust us.
Voluntary repossession is where you give up your home, and hand the keys back to your lender. However, there are some reasons why you should never choose to do this:
If despite doing all of the above, you still feel you’re being unfairly treat, be sure to keep a note of how:
Finally, above all else, it’s so important to know your rights:
Legal action should always be a last resort – but it’s not an impossibility. Ensure you’re sticking to your side of the agreement, know your rights, and you can’t go wrong.